Watch Chuck Strangers’ official video for FRESH 

I’m sorry but if you haven’t kept up with Brooklyn's Chuck Strangers,  the go-to guy in Pro Era for production, then you're SLEEP. You may recognize Chuck from his contributions on albums such as Joey Badass’ 1999 and Summer Nights as well as Mike Jenkin’s Water. This time around he’s delivering lyricism with his first solo single and visual (that premiered on BET). Fresh, produced by the

Fresh, produced by the Alchemist, is a single that is an epitome of its own title. At first watch/listen I was hooked. Hooked on the fact his flow goes crazy AND that there are 3 Chucks participating in a dice game and pedicures.  Chuck is someone that's been on the rise since about 2012-2013 and it's still a tease. Would it be selfish of me to demand a project from him right now, with this same energy. RIGHT NOW.

Joey Badass encourages free thought on ‘Good Morning Amerikkka’

(Artwork by Tony Whlgn of The Whlgn)

Sometimes I wish intro's to great albums weren't so short. It's like a vacation that started on Friday but rushes toward Monday leaving you wondering if you even left home. Beggars can't be choosers.

Joey Badass has been on my radar of artists who represents the fertilizer that continues to provide nourishment for the garden of Hip-Hop. Since "1999," Joey has continued to elevate his game as a leading artist out of the holy land of Hip-Hop, being New York. Listening to "All Amerikkkan Badass" makes me understand my own biased viewpoint, which bleeds over onto my appreciation for such an album that captures where we are in America.

Being that it's only 1:38 minutes long, Joey is telling us to WAKE UP and understand our place in America today. Not in a Spike-Lee movie type of way, but more so in a dream-like, smooth type of way. And no, I'm not speaking on the "woke" term that we as millennials love to toy with. I mean that deep awakening that our forefathers such as Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X stood on solid concrete and talked about for hours on in.

"Time to wake up, Won’t you come and smell the hot coffee, Stick your nose in the wrong places, one day you’ll OD"

Please, do yourself a favor a check out this masterpiece that Joey Bada$$ has given the world.


Tuesday afternoon I was able to attend the first annual STEEZ DAY festival which was put into action for a well loved being and a big reason for why Pro Era is Pro Era. Capital STEEZ, who would’ve been 22, passed away 3 years ago but influenced everything around him in the most positive way possible. So to celebrate his birthday Pro Era put together STEEZ DAY which was a sold out event to 5,000 people! And what was even cooler is that all proceeds went to his family who all collectively wore tyedyed Steez shirts (so cute).

My day started off kind of hectic. Myself, my boyfriend (Tony Whlgn) and my friend Bre’ann (the photographer responsible for the photos below) had to gather our equipment, rush to Canal Street and grab even more stuff. We all had a duty, my guy was painting a mural of Capital Steez, Bre’ann was taking photos/networking and I was documenting Continue Reading